Kim Carr
Place of Birth: Tumut, New South Wales
Date of Birth: July 02, 1955
Age: 64 Years Old
Astrology: Cancer
Hair Colour: Grey
Eye Colour: Hazel
Specialisation: Politics
Fan Sites: www.alp.org.au/people/carr_kim.php,
www.aph.gov.au/Senate/senators/homepages/senators
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Kim Carr is an Australian politician who was born on 2 July 1955, in Tumut, New South Wales. Kim Carr studied at the University of Melbourne and graduated not only was a Master of Arts degree but also with a Diploma of Education. It wasn’t until 1975 that Kim Carr joined the Australian Labor Party, after having worked as a secondary school teacher for nine years prior to branching into politics. He then worked for Victorian government ministers such as Andrew McCutcheon and Joan Kirner as a political staffer.

In March 1996, Kim Carr was appointed a Shadow Parliamentary Secretary, as well as working as the Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate. In November 2001, he was elected into the Opposition Shadow Ministry and was given the portfolio of Shadow Minister for Science and Research. Kim Carr remained in this role until October 2004, at the same time being responsible for the portfolio of Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation. From October 2005 through until June 2005, Kim Carr was appointed Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, as well as Shadow Minister for the Arts.

Following these roles, Kim Carr took on the position of Shadow Minister for Housing, Urban Development, Local Government and Territories. He is a leading figure in the Australian Labor Party’s left fraction, as well as one of only five Victorian members of the Australian Labor Party’s National executive that can vote.

After the success of the Australian Labor Party in the 2007 Federal Election, Kim Carr was elected as Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and was sworn into office on 3 December 2007. He has represented Victoria in the Australian Senate since April 1993.

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